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David Astle: Wordburger (Word games for Primary Students)

Session Info:

As Australia’s best known word nerd & riddle-wizard, David can make the alphabet dance. His letter games unlock ideas & stories, or reveal secrets about words around us. Via quizzes & lateral thinking, the Wordburger session will stir kids to invent words, play with imagery, unravel puzzles & maybe solve a few cryptic clues.

David is Australia’s best-known word-juggler. He’s the dictionary bloke on SBS’s Letters & Numbers, as well as a crossword creator for the Fairfax papers. His Wordplay column appears in the Sydney Morning Herald, while his many language books – Wordburger, Puzzled, Riddledom & Cluetopia – continue to inspire kids, and new puzzle fans. A gifted speaker & energetic performer, David was also awarded Most Outstanding Sessional Teacher at RMIT in 2004.

Topics:
  • Seeing the alphabet freshly
  • Rearrange letters to kick-start ideas
  • Find new connections between words
  • Using riddles as doors to figurative language and clue-solving
  • Unlocking the mystery of cryptic crosswords

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